Daniel's special role in interpretating Nebuchadnezzar's dream was an example of how God's people can spare both their own lives as well as those of the society they live in by standing up and acting.
Tithing - A Priestly Service
God's plan for mission, worship, scholarship, health care, education, arts, justice, etc., depends on tithing. Those who proclaim the gospel should get their living by the gospel. We do not just rob God, we rob ourselves when we fail to tithe. God promises blessing as we honour His ownership over everything He has entrusted to us (Malachi 3).
The Family and the Kingdom - Giving
Tithing is part of the Christian view of life and reality that is concerned above all with faith, justice, and mercy. Because we believe that the earth is the Lord's and all it contains, ALL we have belongs to God, and He requires that a small portion of that be given back to Him to extend His righteousness, His justice, and His kingdom.
The Runaway Prophet
Jonah's vision for ministry was at odds with Gods vision. As with all rebellion, Jonah's problem with God's call was moral, not intellectual. It is embracing the word and purpose of God that brings life and peace.